Futurism | A New UN Report Projects Worldwide Populations to Approach 9.7 Billion by 2050

A New UN Report Projects Worldwide Populations to Approach 9.7 Billion by 2050 ­ <img src=”https://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=20667847&cv=2.0&cj=1″ /> <img height=”1″ width=”1″ style=”display:none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=286353685112848&ev=PageView&noscript=1″/> <div style=”display:none;”> <img src=”//pixel.quantserve.com/pixel/p-kgLMaSxES-m_A.gif” border=”0″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”Quantcast”/> </div> In Brief A new report conducted by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs projects a surge in population to 9.7 billion people…

Futurism | New Tech Uses WiFi and Holograms to Let You “See” Through Walls

In Brief German scientists from the Technical University of Munich have developed an imaging technology that uses Wi-Fi signals to construct 3D hologram images. This could be used to assist in search and rescue operations after disasters. A Whole New View If you’ve played any of the recent Batman video games, you’re probably already familiar…

Futurism | Students Made a Car That Gets a Staggering 2,713 Miles per Gallon

In Brief A prototype car took home the top trophy for a fuel efficiency competition organized by Shell: it gets an incredible 2,713 miles per gallon. Extreme Fuel Efficiency While electric vehicles (EVs) are steadily gaining ground, the majority of the cars on the road today are still gas-powered. Gas prices, however, aren’t exactly getting cheaper….

Futurism |We May Have an Entirely New Source of Energy – “Flammable Ice”

In Brief China has successfully extracted methane hydrate from trial mining sites in the South China Sea. This so-called “flammable ice” could potentially be a new source of energy that China could industrialize, but while cleaner than coal, methane is still a fossil fuel. China’s Digging Since the industrialization of coal, the world has sourced…

Futurism |Soon, Your Windows Could Power Your Home

In Brief Researchers have developed a technique to use silicon nanoparticles to trap and collect the useful frequencies of light that shine through windows, turning them into energy harvesters. These energy-harvesting window panes could eventually be integrated into skyscrapers, turning entire cities into solar farms without impacting their aesthetics. High-Tech Windows Light streaming through windows can do…